I’m here and I have not fallen from the face of the earth! Really I am. I’m finally back from some extended travel abroad which ended up being almost 3 months! I had limited access to the internet while I was away, so be prepared because I might just go a bit overboard with my updates!
Shall I continue where I left? Oh yes! Japan! It was an experience like no other. I signed up for 14 days of karate mushahugo (training abroad) which was divided into 2 parts – first half in Tokyo and the other in Okinawa. Things that were taught and practised at the dojo such as ethics and respect for others have now made more sense after visiting Japan. I dare say I have never had such an experience so fulfilling, rewarding and exhilarating. In a very tight schedule of hard training I managed to squeeze in a few sight-seeing excursions as well.
I’ll share with you more of my cultural and life experiences in the next entry but for the time being please enjoy some snippets and highlights of my travels in Japan
1) Old Tokyo (Bunkyo) and it’s quaint, warm welcome
2) The overwhelming Tokyo
3) Natsuko recital
4) Crazy fish Market – a long waited line worth waiting for
5) Our commitment to train karate is not just for physical fitness but also to strengthen the mind and spirit. Martial arts teaches humility, patience, harmony and builds lasting friendships.
6) Celebrating a new leadership and the inaugural International Seminar of SKIA.
That’s all for now, till then Ja-Mata-ne…